Amateur athletes need you involved

April 11, 2009 scott_frandsen

The Canadian Athletes Now Fund is holding another fundraiser on Shaw TV in its ongoing efforts to keep on funding Canadian amateur athletes.

The Making It Happen television auction will be held on June 7 on Shaw TV. It’s the second telethon the fund and Shaw have combined on. The first one raised $300,000 for Canada’s amateur athletes and organizers are hoping to shatter that amount this time around.

Shaw will match every dollar raised up to $1 million and the money will go to Canadian athletes through the CAN Fund.

The fund is a non-profit group which directs money to Canada’s top athletes including Kelowna’s Scott Frandsen, a silver medalist at last year’s Olympics in Beijing.

“The CAN Fund really allowed me to take care of the details to make sure that I did absolutely everything I could to have my best performance in Beijing,” said Frandsen. “I can confidently say that I did that.”

The Making it Happen telethon is looking for hundreds of items to auction off. Items must be received by the end of April.

If you are interested in helping out contact the CAN Fund at

The CAN Fund has more than just one Kelowna connection. Founder Jane Roos is the wife of Kelowna volleyball player Conrad Leinemann.

Roos was recently named to the Globe and Mail’s Power List of the most influential individuals in the Canadian sports world.